The Story of Electricity
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Date: April 2006
Duration: 2 hours 52 minutes
Ancient and medieval awareness of electrical effects included lightning, electric fish, St. Elmo’s fire, the amber effect, and (esp. in early China) the lodestone (magnet). Plutarch explained the electric effect in terms of air displacement. The following chart shows a timeline of topics discussed in this set of audiotapes.